Ahhh, the sweet smell of tilled earth in the spring! https://www.instagram.com/reel/CdjT5G7g1SV/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=
I ran across this interesting article about the Deutz-Allis 9170. It was one of the first tractors made by the newly formed Deutz-Allis Corp. after the buyout of the Allis-Chalmers agricultural line. As Allis-Chalmers struggled in the 1980s the company looked to sell divisions off to stay in the black. Unfortunately, the manufacture of the… Continue reading Collateral Damage: The Deutz-Allis 9170
I put together a small exhibit in the display case at work. It feels great to get this stuff out again, and maybe I will get someone else interested in AC!
I stumbled across this article that was published two years ago. I know my fair share about AC, but I learned a few more facts from this article! Our business history articles often focus on the consumer products and services industries with which we all interact – from auto companies to department stores. Yet… Continue reading Forgotten Industrial Giant: The Allis-Chalmers Story – The American Business History Center
We're on week 3 of 52 for the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks writing challenge, and tonight's post is about my favorite photo. My family has a long tradition of farming. My Great-Great-Grandpa Johann Frederick came to America from Prussia in 1869 and settled on 80 acres of land in Sugar Island, Wisconsin. He farmed… Continue reading Week 3: Favorite Photo
Urban spelunking: Crew unexpectedly rediscovers an old Allis-Chalmers #tunnel Source: Urban spelunking: Crew unexpectedly rediscovers an old Allis-Chalmers tunnel
Grandpa and his BF Avery A tractor I remember visiting Grandma and Grandpa Frederick's house as a kid and Grandpa would dig out the photo albums. We would go through and he would tell a story about certain pictures--I wish I could remember them all! There was one album with pictures of tractors, equipment and… Continue reading Grandpa’s Tractors
I bet many of you have one of those, “ahhhh I wish I hadn’t missed out on that,” moments. That’s exactly how I feel about not getting the chance to see this tow tractor that Allis-Chalmers had at the proving grounds. These units were towed, several at a time, behind behind tractors to… Continue reading AC Proving Grounds Tow Tractor
Okay, so it's officially winter in Wisconsin with our first significant snowfall of the year. Yeah, we got a little snow last weekend, but it was barely enough to cover the ground and melted the next day. We are getting a good dose of snow this weekend--6 to 8 inches by the time it's all… Continue reading Bring on the Snow!